The Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Program at Oregon State University has been designed to meet the requirements outlined in Section 7009 of the America COMPETES Act, which mandates training in the responsible conduct of research. As a recipient of National Science Foundation (NSF) funding, OSU’s plan is designed to make available programs and materials that will increase the knowledge of and facilitate the practice of responsible research. This effort is undertaken in cooperation with other offices at OSU, including the Office for Sponsored Research and Award Administration and the Graduate School.


Access to on-line training:

Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI)

-  Responsible Conduct of Research Training Module


Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Research Integrity (ORI):

Educational Resources

Adviser, Teacher, Role Model, Friend: On Being a Mentor to Students in Science and Engineering (1997)

Integrity in Scientific Research: Creating an Environment That Promotes Responsible Conduct (2002)

Introduction to the Responsible Conduct of Research (HHS)

NIH Research Ethics Training Module

On Being A Scientist: Responsible Conduct In Research

Responsible Science  Volume I: Ensuring the Integrity of the Research Process (1992)

Responsible Science Volume II: Background Papers and Resource Documents (1993)